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Greater Manchester ACC to join North Yorkshire as deputy chief

Mabs Hussain is returning to Yorkshire to be deputy chief constable
Published - 09/11/2021 By - Chris Smith

GMP Assistant Chief Constable Mabs Hussain MBE has been announced as North Yorkshire's new Deputy Chief Constable.

He will be leaving the force that he joined in October 2018 to replace current Deputy Chief Constable Phil Cain, who has served with North Yorkshire for over 20 years.

He will be crossing back to Yorkshire, not far from where he started his career.

He joined West Yorkshire Police aged 22 in 1996, becoming a beat officer in the Bradford district of Odsal after being encouraged to sign up by a friend who was a Metropolitan Police officer.

He served 22 years with the force at every rank as a detective, including Detective Chief Inspector, investigating complex and serious crime. He has also worked in a variety of uniformed operational and strategic roles.

He is a Strategic and Specialist Firearms Commander and a Gold Public Order Commander. He also holds the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) portfolio lead for Group Based CSE and also chairs the NPCC Forum for Senior BME leaders.

Speaking about his appointment, North Yorkshire Chief Constable Lisa Winward said: “His extensive policing background and experience will be a credit to the force and I am very much looking forward to working with him as part of our Chief Officer Team.”

But it also means that when he leaves in January, GMP will have just two senior officers that have been with the force for a significant period of time.

Chief Constable Stephen Watson was appointed in May and was tasked with turning the force around.

He was then joined in September by Terry Woods as the Deputy Chief Constable and additional Assistant Chief Constable Scott Green. The force also currently has two temporary Assistant Chief Constables.

ACC Hussein was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 for his services to charity and policing.

Speaking about his appointment, he said: “I’m delighted to be joining North Yorkshire Police as Deputy Chief Constable and am very much looking forward to working alongside the Chief Officer Team, the organisation and partnership as a whole.

“Prior to joining Greater Manchester Police, I spent 22 years with West Yorkshire Police as Commander for both Wakefield and Leeds. Yorkshire is very close to my heart, as I was born here and I also live here. I will be working hard to ensure that North Yorkshire remains one of the safest places to live and visit in the UK.”  

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